The Other Wise Man – by Henry Van Dyke (Full Story)

THE STORY OF OTHER WISE MAN. by: Henry Van Dyke Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul, May keep the path, but will not reach the goal; While he who walks in love may wander far, Yet God will bring him where the blessed are. You know the story of the Three Wise … Continue reading The Other Wise Man – by Henry Van Dyke (Full Story)

December 14th – The Other Wise Man

The story of "The Other Wise Man" by Henry Van Dyke is one of my favorites for Christmastime as it turns on the principles taught in Matthew 25:40 that we should serve our fellow men and women. And isn't that what Christmas is all about? It is fairly long though and so I have just … Continue reading December 14th – The Other Wise Man

December 13th – Minstrels

Minstrels by: William Wordsworth The minstrels played their Christmas tune To-night beneath my cottage-eaves; While, smitten by a lofty moon, The encircling laurels, thick with leaves, Gave back a rich and dazzling sheen, That overpowered their natural green. Through hill and valley every breeze Had sunk to rest with folded wings: Keen was the air, … Continue reading December 13th – Minstrels

December 9th – The Legend of Saint Nicholas

Ever wondered where Santa Claus comes from? (Besides the North Pole of course). Saint Nicholas was a Bishop in ancient Greece who was noted for his generosity, here's a little tale from around 300 AD showing just how generous he was. I think you'll see some obvious similarities! The Legend of Saint Nicholas Ancient Folktale … Continue reading December 9th – The Legend of Saint Nicholas

December 6th – Angels from the Realms of Glory

Quick note, this is obviously a Christmas carol that is usually sung rather than read, but I feel like the words are often lost in the music, even though they are equally as powerful, if not more so. So take a second to read them real quick, they give me goosebumps every time. 🙂 Angels … Continue reading December 6th – Angels from the Realms of Glory

December 5th – [little tree]

[little tree] by: EE Cummings little tree little silent Christmas tree you are so little you are more like a flower who found you in the green forest and were you very sorry to come away? see          i will comfort you because you smell so sweetly i will kiss your cool bark and hug you … Continue reading December 5th – [little tree]

December 4th – Scatter Your Crumbs

Scatter Your Crumbs by: Alfred Crowquill Amidst the freezing sleet and snow The timid robin comes; In pity drive him not away, But scatter out your crumbs. And leave your door upon the latch For whatever comes; The poorer they, more welcome give, And scatter out your crumbs All have to spare, none are too … Continue reading December 4th – Scatter Your Crumbs

December 3rd – The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry   ONE DOLLAR AND EIGHTY-SEVEN CENTS. That was all. She had put it aside, one cent and then another and then another, in her careful buying of meat and other food. Della counted it three times. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas. … Continue reading December 3rd – The Gift of the Magi